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Conversation with Beloved & Kindred : See You Yesterday

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Conversations with Beloved & Kindred: Engaging the Lived Black Experience via Speculative Fiction, facilitated by Dr. Grace Gipson, Assistant Professor-Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Kaniqua Robinson, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

This conversation will explore the 2019 Netflix film See You Yesterday. Produced by Spike Lee and directed by Stefon Bristol, this compelling film marries a novel sci-fi premise with urgent social relevance as it follows two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

Conversations with Beloved & Kindred is a free form dialogue on creative works of speculative fiction (i.e. literature, film, television, and art) grounded in the Black lived experience. Inspired by the work of two legends, Toni Morrison and Octavia Butler, Dr. Gipson and Dr.Robinson engage the lived Black experience via re-imagined speculative Black pasts and presents, giving voice to the silenced narratives.
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